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How bad can it possibly be? The Bad Tape plugin by Denise Audio

The Bad Tape plugin is the vibey new tape saturator and audio destroyer from Denise Audio.

Denise Audio describes BT as a raw, wonky tape harmer that causes crackling, detuning and buzzing until it stops and breaks. From what we’ve heard so far, it’s hard to disagree. Bad Tape Plugin

Warp, wobble, break and glitch your audio with the help of the Bad Tape plugin. Dennis Audio’s latest tape effect is a must-have sound design tool.

The plug-in came about after Enrico ‘nrec’ Tiberi of Denise Audio started experimenting with the AKAI 4000 DS MK2 reel to reel tape recorder. From the desired to create a more versatile, modern adaptation of this effect, Bad Tape was born.

BT comes pack with a plethora of controls for you to mangle your music with. The 6 controls at the bottom let you control the input, output, mix, saturation, colour and speed of the tape effect. However, these controls are quite plain when compare 6 above them.

Wow (or wobble) and Shake, randomly detune the pitch of your track like your inconsistent tape machine playback. The Detune button also lets you do this in real-time, like pressing your finger on a tape reel. Harm creates crunchy tape artifacts similar to that of a bitcrusher while Squeal & Noize add old tape machine noises for character.

BT also comes packed with unique presets for different instruments in your session. Whether it’s synths or drums, BT knows if you need a soft nostalgic tape warble or some booming bit crushing saturation.

More information can be found on the Denise Audio website.